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  1. HondaDNA's Avatar
    For BlackBerry Pearl (TM) 8100 smartphone BlackBerry Handheld Software v4.5.0.139 (Multilanguage)

    Package Version:
    Consisting of:

    * Applications:
    * Software Platform
    * File name: 8100M_PBr4.5.0_rel139_PL2.7.0.85_A4.5.0.102_Rogers .exe
    * File size: 78.48MB

    Download here.

    This download is from Rogers but will work on ANY carrier's 8100 model BB. (Not 8110, 8120 or 8130)

    1. Download the above OS file to the PC then install it to the PC by running (double clicking) the file you downloaded. (Vista users be sure to right click on the .exe file and select "Run As Adminstrator.")
    2. Go to c:\program files\common files\research in motion\apploader and delete the file named "vendor.xml."
    3. Plug in BB and double click on "Loader.exe." It's located in the same place as the above vendor.xml file.

    The process takes about 45 minutes to an hour depending on how much data you have to backup and restore during the process. Once it's done loading the new OS it will reboot (it may do this twice during the entire process.) You will see a white screen with an hourglass for up to 20 minutes at a time while the DM says "waiting for initialization."
    If, for some reason, you end up with a white screen with small icons and the number 507, simply connect to the PC again and run Loader.exe again and it should load the OS to the device.
    11-29-08 01:54 AM
  2. samsams's Avatar
    Another new OS? Thanks but why is this not "sticky" yet?
    Is it a secure download and what are the differences with .81 and .99 ?
    Wake up America Europe is calling...
    11-29-08 08:45 AM
  3. kbzona's Avatar
    From what i've heard, it has some bug fixes, but also various users reported that is very unstable and in some bb's keeps rebooting and is more slow than .99...
    11-29-08 02:18 PM
  4. PolloGJ's Avatar
    I think .99 was a beta because in certain languages as spanish many options was not translated correctly, mediacard was not read in the right way i have microsd of 4GB a lot of times showed searching and was more slow than .81, in fact i made a downgrade because of this...

    I hope this new OS will fill our expectatios.

    11-29-08 04:08 PM
  5. samsams's Avatar
    So 24hrs later....what do we forum-users do with this info?
    Any moderator comments on this one?
    Is this an interesting upgrade?
    I must say I am happy with .99 although the huge memory leak.
    11-30-08 08:39 AM
  6. AnimalPOP's Avatar
    downloading this right now, I have an 8 gig card, so, we'll see if it affects it
    11-30-08 11:45 AM
  7. mike213735's Avatar
    I have been using this version all day and noticed no difference from .99. I did have the standard hourglass every time I opened an application at the begining.

    11-30-08 03:06 PM
  8. HondaDNA's Avatar
    Another new OS? Thanks but why is this not "sticky" yet?
    Is it a secure download and what are the differences with .81 and .99 ?
    Wake up America Europe is calling...

    I had, by mistake, loaded the beta version last week and then found this on Rogers wireless website, so it is official and secure download straight from BlackBerry. Don't know why it hasn't been listed in the sticky yet...
    12-02-08 12:43 AM
  9. Garz's Avatar
    thread now stickied
    12-02-08 12:46 AM
  10. gammaxgoblin's Avatar
    Had it for about 5 days and LOVE IT! Upgraded from .69 and the memory is much, much better. So much less of that dam hourglass! No crashes or bugs experienced so far.
    Last edited by Gammaxgoblin; 12-02-08 at 07:50 AM. Reason: "less"
    12-02-08 07:50 AM
  11. gammaxgoblin's Avatar
    Oh, any reason to re-install the "official" version instead of the beta I have?
    12-02-08 07:52 AM
  12. BevMan's Avatar
    The upgrade is not working for me. I confirmed I am still on v99 and not 102.
    I deleted the vendor.xml file, but when I run the loader, it goes through the steps, reads the device config, gives me the option to add or remove apps already loaded, then goes to the last step which says 'No actions are required.' Any suggestions?
    12-02-08 07:52 AM
  13. barchiesi's Avatar
    so what is the changelog? i don't have problems with my current firmware, so I will definitely not go and update it unless I know what are the changes.
    12-02-08 09:07 AM
  14. pallayute's Avatar
    Does anyone have an issue using the facebook application with thisversion? I have version 4.50.99 and it doesnt work for the love of it! Feedback please guys, thank.

    Keep up the good work!
    12-02-08 03:12 PM
  15. JLivengood's Avatar
    Okay, so I was installing this today and it froze up halfway through. When I restarted the process, it did not load the data that was backed up. Does anyone know how I load my info back onto the phone. I'm getting a real sick feeling right now.
    12-02-08 03:34 PM
  16. HondaDNA's Avatar
    Oh, any reason to re-install the "official" version instead of the beta I have?

    'Beta' is a nickname for software which has passed the alpha testing stage of development and has been released to a limited number of users for software testing before its official release. Beta testing allows the software to undergo usability testing with users who provide feedback, so that any malfunctions these users find in the software can be reported to the developers and fixed. Beta software can be unstable and could cause crashes or data loss.

    A 'beta version' is the first version released outside the organization or community that develops the software, for the purpose of evaluation or real-world black/grey-box testing. The process of delivering a beta version to the users is called beta release. Beta level software generally includes all features, but may also include known issues and bugs of a less serious variety.

    Software release life cycle - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
    12-02-08 03:45 PM
  17. Green Horn's Avatar
    Well it worked, and it's prettier than my old v4.2. However, I forget how slow the 8100 is compared to my 8310. LOL I just did an upgrade to 4.5 on my Curve and it took like half the time. Still cool none-the-less. Thanks for the hookup, Honda!
    12-02-08 04:13 PM
  18. bimmerin's Avatar
    I followed the instrutions and my pearl freaked out! It went through cycles of resetting, I've lost the Bluetooth icon, and I have multiple icons for other apps (i.e. two browser icons). Help!
    12-02-08 09:36 PM
  19. cnay's Avatar
    hey, i installed v4.5 but after installing it my red led indicator stays up and wont turn off... and i still cant record videos or watch youtube videos any suggestions? thanks in advance
    12-03-08 12:57 AM
  20. samsams's Avatar
    Downloaded it and running .102 now.
    Just wanted to try it because .99 was getting slow.
    So far so good.
    Seems fast but .99 seemed also fast the first 2 weeks.
    Not noticing any new options yet.
    Did the upgrade using 4.5 DM and with 2Gb SD card still inside.
    All 12 apps survived and I am running on 20Mb now.

    Other users also pls reply with their findings.

    Thx Honda
    12-03-08 02:45 PM
  21. CountessRume's Avatar
    I just installed this, I thought it was supposed to be faster. It's taking forever to do anything. Is there something I'm supposed to do?
    12-03-08 03:11 PM
  22. sillydino's Avatar
    Can someone please post the release notes?
    12-03-08 10:00 PM
  23. samsams's Avatar

    The hourglass seems now my standard image.
    Sometimes .102 is really fast, then suddenly for no reason switching from addressbook to read email takes ages.

    And in one day I went from 20Mb to 11Mb.
    Wonder if that is all only and because of Viigo.

    Had todo a hard reset after 2 times "App Error 200"
    And one time "Java Unknown blablabla out of memory error"

    Thinking of downgrading now, but to what? .69 .81 .99 ????
    In the end my most stable OS was .69

    Anyone else having issues???
    12-04-08 11:38 AM
  24. picopw's Avatar
    i have on my pearl now because thats the newest that tmobile has.
    so can i just download this and upgrade my OS? should i?
    and what will be different?
    12-04-08 07:10 PM
  25. ClarkC's Avatar
    The red indicator led is sticking on after closing emails, bbmgs, etc. Seems common, but it didnt happen on my old version, dont remember which offhand, it was fairly old.
    12-04-08 10:25 PM
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